Some Christmas Fluff: A New Favorite Family Christmas Playlist


If you’re like most people, you like Christmas music. Just not when it’s the same over and over and over (and over) again. In this playlist we’ve included many of the ol’ favorites. But we’ve also found some new favorites. There are some really great versions and new songs out there. Find here Michael W. Smith, Jars […]

Study Tips for Christmas Break

Study Tips for Christmas Break

Finish strong! We all want to just eat cookies all day and watch movies, right? In the midst of the growing excitement and the well-deserved time off, here are a few tricks to keep your students learning and refreshed. Study Tips for Christmas Break Bring in the relatives – This is your chance to brag […]

Some Christmas Fluff: Family Christmas Movies


Our Top Ten Family Christmas Movies! We present these movies to you in no particular order. Choosing a favorite Christmas movie is like picking your favorite child. Ok, not really, but it’s not easy. Here are some of our favorites. What have we missed? Christmas In Connecticut This screwball comedy perfectly stands up all the right […]

Advent Encouragement

Advent & Jesse Tree Family Reader

[The following is excerpted from our Family Reader, “In That Day.” Click here for your free PDF copy to read the full version or to join in the readings.] The Jingle-Twinkle-Jolly-Bush. That’s a thing, right? Well, sort of. If something happens long enough, often enough or even loudly enough, it tends to become “a thing.” We […]

Advent Reader & Jesse Tree

Advent & Jesse Tree Family Reader

Our Christmas gift to you! We love the season of Advent, so we put together a Reader with an original introduction and a set of readings based on The Jesse Tree. Each day’s reading has ideas for crafts or projects for your family. This December, prepare for the celebration of Jesus’ birth by remembering what […]

THE BIG DEAL is coming!


Our Black Friday to Cyber Monday sale is just around the corner – and it’s THE BIG DEAL! From Friday Nov. 28 to Monday Dec. 1, save up to 50% off these well-loved products: VISUAL LATIN – The best way to laugh through Latin and master English, hands down. At 50% off, this is our biggest […]

Hands On Geography: Learn the States with a Photo Map!

Hands On Geography: Learn the states with a photo map! |

One of my fondest family memories is traveling across the country in a Buick LeSabre. Like any family on a grand adventure, we took pictures all along the way. At every stop there was something to marvel at—be it the deliciously smoked beef brisket in Texas or the colossal faces of America’s greatest Presidents in South […]

Now Shipping WordUp! The Vocab Show

word up the vocab show

WordUp! The Vocab Show DVDs are ready to go! We were busy yesterday shipping all the pre-orders. WordUp! is still on sale for just $9.99 through October 31st! Here’s what folks are already saying: “We may never get to math. Ben wants to watch “just one more” WordUp video.” – Marcy “Word Up! The Vocab […]

Latin Pronunciation: Does it really matter?

How to pronounce Latin: does it really even matter?

Here’s a Latin question I get once a week… “Why are there two ways to pronounce the same language?” It is often followed by this question: “Why not pronounce Latin the way the ancient Romans pronounced Latin?” Well… There’s the trouble.  No one knows for certain how the ancient Romans pronounced Latin.  Why not? No one knows because […]

Hands On History: 4 Things to Plant Like an American Settler

Hands-On History: 4 unexpectedly random things you can plant and maintain like the early American settlers!

Have you ever wondered what kind of garden early American Settlers and Colonists created? Did you dream of lush lilacs and boisterous begonias? Do you envision pathways lined with pansies or row upon row of rhododendron? Actually in the earliest days of America’s founding, gardens were fairly small and extremely practical. Early settlers simply planted to […]